App Now Available in India

February 10, 2015

Late last year Facebook hosted the first Summit in New Delhi, India. The Summit, and keynote from Mark Zuckerberg, addressed barriers to internet connectivity and explored ways to provide internet access to more than a billion people in India who aren’t yet connected.

Today, Facebook and Reliance Communications are making the internet available to millions of people in India through the launch of the app and free basic services. This is the first time the app will be available in the region.

Reliance customers in six Indian states (Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana) will now have access to more than three dozen services ranging from news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information.

The full list of free services includes:

Aaj Tak – Read news in Hindi

AccuWeather – Get updated weather information – Read news in Hindi

AP Speaks – Engage with local government

Babajob – Search for jobs

BabyCenter & MAMA – Learn about pregnancy and children

BBC News – Read news from around the world

Bing Search – Find information

Daily Bhaskar – Read local news – Search for meanings of words

ESPN Cricinfo – Get cricket updates

Facebook – Communicate with friends and family

Facts for Life – Find health and hygiene information

Girl Effect – Read articles and tips for girls

HungamaPlay – Listen to music

IBNLive – Read news

iLearn – Learn from Women Entrepreneurs

India Today – Read local news

Internet Basics – Learn about the basics of the Internet

Jagran – Read local news

Jagran Josh – Get education and career information

Maalai Malar – Read news in Tamil

Malaria No More – Learn about malaria – Read local news

Messenger – Send messages to friends and family

OLX – Buy and sell products and services

Reliance Astrology – Read your horoscope

Reuters Market Lite – Get farming and crop information

Socialblood – Register to donate blood

Times of India – Read news

TimesJobs – Search for jobs

Translator – Translate words and phrases

Wikipedia – Find information

wikiHow – Find information

Reliance customers in India can access these services in the Android app, at, from the start screen of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, and using the Android app UC Browser for Most of the services will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi.

This is a big step forward in our efforts to connect everyone to the internet, and to help people share their ideas and creativity with the entire world. We’ll continue to improve the experience and roll it out to other parts of the world.

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